Friday, October 9, 2009

Rule Britania

"Hi, do you have North American to British power converters?"

"Yes we do. Are you American?"

"No," I replied. "Im from Canada. I'll take one of those please."

"Where are you from?"

"Toronto," I said to the shopkeeper.

"Is that in America? That will be 3 pound 50."

"No, it's in Canada."

"Canada is in North America?" he asked as he handed me back my change.

"Yes. Yes it is."

Today we are in Oxford. Just down the road from one of England's finest academic institutions. So, I was somewhat surprised with peoples confusion about the location of the country I live in. More confusing were the two young kids around the corner that were threatening our lighting guy, and up the road Dallas was getting yelled at by an old drunk weirdo. It seems like a lovely city. I can only imagine what will happen when the bars let out tonight when the show is finished.

We are falling into things right away. It's been a reunion with Anti Flag and Ghost of a Thousand. We have known both those bands for a while now, and the Four Years Strong dudes seem really nice and really bearded.

Tomorrow in Nottingham we are gonna be doing a signing so come say hello,
@ Non Stop (14 St James St)
5:00pm to 5:30pm

Cheers Friends,
wade.

62 comments:

  1. Haha very unexpected from Oxford! Im so excited about your gig in Paris! hope i get to meet you for the 3rd time :D wish you were headlining though, no offense to anti-flag.. but i want more alexis!! :( have fun in the rest of the UK:)

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  2. Haha! That's really funny.
    The new video is awesome! Great Job
    Cant wait until you guys are back in Canada!

    Have fun in Europe :D

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  3. its weird and lame how some people think canada and america are the same. canada is very different from america and i would think that would be very clear to someone from england.
    have fun lads!

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  4. I hope the show was rowdy as fuck.

    I also just heard about the tour with Billy Talent and Against Me... IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC. I AM SURE. I can't wait.

    Lots of Canadian luvvvvvv ~~

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  5. Holy shit, any chance of a signing or something in Brighton on the 13th?... So, where is Canada anyway? ;]

    Enjoy your tour, can't wait to see my first show of you boys in action!

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  6. Happy Touring boys. It sucks I have never seen you guys play live :'(

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  7. you guys were fucking amazing in norwich on thursday i made it my buisness to get to the front! the suckish thing is my two friends skipped watching anti flag and got a pic with dallas :( but hey steele sweat on me george spat on me and grabbed my hand and they both kicked me in the head while crowd surfing! made up for the merch guy not giving me change for my 2 aof tees :D you were all amazing good luck with the rest of the tour guys!

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  8. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a meet and greet in London, its the capital city, and I love you guys. It would be amazing.

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  9. I guess they don't teach geography around there? Bwahahahahaaaaaa! ;D

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  10. It's even funnier because you spelled Britannia wrong.

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  11. Absoloutley incredible show last night at C2 - After spending about 8 songs trying to get some hand to hand action with george i finally couldn't take anymore (as i'm only a small guy) so i had to get out.... and the only way was over.. but just as i was about to go down i turn around only to get that hi5 i was waiting for! \m/,

    Awesomeeee show! Love it, will see you next time!

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  12. Just got these developed after two months! They are from Warped Tour, obviously, in Calgary on the 12th of August :). Taken with a disposable and the lighting is really nice in my opinion considering the quality of a ten dollar camera.

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    Sadly the camera fucked up in the fourth and there is a white spot over George's eye :( and the rest aren't even worthy because you're all far back.

    \m/

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  13. Heeey Wade and boys!
    I'm a huge fan of you guys.
    From Brazil! =)

    Just found this blog and reading every post.

    Wade, could you take a pic of your live rig, please? Would be awesome to see this.

    Hope you guys came for a South America tour next year.

    Cheers. _o/

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  14. You guys better be doing a sideshow or two in Australia =D

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  15. Dallas, your e-mail doesn't work anymore. What do I do?
    - Sarah

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  16. You guys ruled birmingham! Just to let you know! Thanks x

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  17. Hey guys, just wanted to say that I've been a HUGE fan since right before 'Watch Out!' Your music has been a major influence and part of my life. I was so happy to meet George at the Orlando, Fl Warped Tour...although I think I was too star struck and must have seemed a little odd to George why a 28 year old guy comes running up and starts just rambling..... George was awesome still and let my friend and I take pictures with him. Still lots of things I wanted to say, but didn't want to be a bother......anyways....still rambling even on the intranets....come back to Orlando!

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  18. C'mon Wade, dont let us down!

    grettings!

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  19. 12 days until I see you guys... blog about something that is happening on your Canadian tour you aren't heading lining! Some shenanigans happening between you and Cancer Bats! Billy Talent! Against me. I know some crazy shit is happening. The lot of you are from Canada after all...

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  20. I'LL BE SEEING YOU TOMORROW. IT'S GOING TO BE SO GOOD. EPIC PROBABLY.

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  21. You were epic. Super fucking good. I loved every moment of it. Still didn't play Water Wings :(

    P.S.

    I was the one in front. Girl with the purple hair. Yeah you blew my mind.

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  22. 只有尋常才幹,但具有不尋常恆心的人,一切皆可獲取..............................

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  23. 一個人的快樂,不是因為他擁有的多,而是他計較的少。..................................................

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  24. Check out George's letter to his wife Megan on Bunchland's Family Culture e-zine!

    http://www.bunchfamily.ca/culturatti-dads-write-letters-mothers-day

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  25. Canada IS in America, AMERICA IS NOT A COUNTRY, IT'S A CONTINENT.

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  27. 一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。............................................................

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  28. 婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。.................................................................

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  29. 認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。............................. ....................................

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